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AP Interview: Premier: Iraq doesn't need US combat troops

Jul. 25, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with U.S. officials this week. Mustafa al-Kadhimi said...

Ex-airman: Guilt over drone strikes prompted to leak secrets

Jul. 22, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst said his guilt over participating in lethal drone strikes in Afghanistan led him to leak government secrets about the drone program to a reporter. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is scheduled to be...

Militia officials: US drone destroys militia truck in Syria

Jul. 18, 2021 06:55 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. drone attack targeted a truck for an Iran-backed militia in eastern Syria on Sunday, destroying the vehicle without causing any casualties, two Iraqi militia officials said. The attack came amid increasing tensions in the region between the U.S....

Biden to meet with Iraqi prime minister at White House

Jul. 16, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

President Joe Biden will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi later this month in Washington, the White House said Friday. The meeting set for July 26 comes at a pivotal point in the U.S.-Iraq relationship, and amid growing concerns about more frequent...

Notable sedition, treason cases in American history

Jul. 13, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After Donald Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 in a bid to halt the certification of Joe Biden’s election, many described their actions as seditious or even treasonous. Some scholars say key figures in the attacks would qualify for...

Keeping up attacks, some Iraq militias challenge patron Iran

Jul. 09, 2021 06:23 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran’s expeditionary Quds Force commander brought one main directive for Iraqi militia faction leaders long beholden to Tehran, when he gathered with them in Baghdad last month: Maintain calm, until after nuclear talks between Iran and the United States. ...

Rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone, near US embassy

Jul. 08, 2021 06:27 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Rockets landed in and around the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, which houses the U.S. Embassy, causing material damage early Thursday, Iraqi security forces said. Two Katuysha rockets fell near the national security building,...

Bases housing US troops in Iraq, Syria attacked, 2 injured

Jul. 07, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters and American troops foiled an attack with drones Wednesday on a base housing members of the U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces said. In neighboring Iraq, rockets hit a base housing U.S. troops, inflicting two minor...

Iraqi militia commander vows to avenge deaths in US strike

Jul. 06, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The leader of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia has vowed to retaliate against America for the deaths of four of his men in a U.S. airstrike along the Iraq-Syria border last month, saying it will be a military operation everyone will talk about. Abu Alaa...

Emergency responders rescue paddleboarders on Lake Michigan

Jul. 05, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (AP) — Emergency responders rescued two people who became stranded on their paddleboards in Lake Michigan. WITI-TV reported dispatchers received a call from a woman around 10 p.m. on Sunday saying she and a friend were...